ISWI Newsletter - Vol.4 No.104
04 October 2012

Dear ISWI Participant:

(1) The website for "Sun & Geosphere" (journal) mentioned yesterday is not correct. The correct website is [ ]. However, their server is having some technical problems so if you cannot access it please wait a few days and then try again.

(2) The following message is from Dr J. Davila (a member of the ISWI Secretariat):

Hi All

There has been some confusion about the future of ISWI and I want to try to clear it up.

Some of you have received letters saying that the meeting in Quito is the last meeting of ISWI. This is not true. The ISWI was proposed as a 3-year agenda item for the Science and Technology Subcommittee of the Committee for the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space almost three years ago. This agenda item will end in February. However the ISWI will continue as a part of a new permanent agenda item called "Space Weather".

There has been a significant amount of progress during the last three years with new instrument deployments, new instrument arrays brought into ISWI, our yearly UN BSS meetings, and of course our series of Space Science Schools. I think you can all be proud of your accomplishments! We have obtained a steady stream of support for the activities of the Secretariat from NASA Headquarters, who strongly supports this program.

In the coming years we will (1) continue with the instrument deployment program, (2) continue to host and support Space Science schools for the training of new researchers in space science, and (3) work to increase the integration of ISWI data into the mainstream of space weather modeling and forecasting. In addition we will be helping to establish a few space weather modeling centers around the world through collaboration with NASA's Coordinated Community Modeling Center (CCMC).

There remains much to do within ISWI for space weather, and I look forward to working with you all!

Joseph Davila, 3 October 2012.
Senior Scientist Heliophysics Division
Goddard Space Flight Center,
Code 670, Greenbelt, MD 20771 USA

(3) The first attached pdf is the latest IGRGEA LETTER from Dr Christine Amory-Mazaudier. Her letter comes out several times per year. Back issues are viewable at this site, ( Christine is based in Paris, France.

(4) The following message is from Mr. Lorant CZARAN (UN Vienna):

Dear ISWI participants,

The United Nations/Austria Symposium on Space Weather, (18 - 21 September 2012, in Graz, Austria) was successful. The four days of the conference were devoted to resources for remote access to data (as well as from groundbased or satellite measurements).

We allow ourselves to turn your attention to some of them (see attachment).

Program and reports/presentations can now be found at (follow "Publications" -> "Presentations on this site").

Lorant CZARAN (Mr.)
Programme Officer
UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)
member of LOC of UN/Austria Symposium

Dimitar Danov
WEB-admin of

UN/Ecuador Workshop on ISWI is next week. The ISWI Newsletter will be closed during this period of time.

In the service of ISWI,
George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter
Hakozaki Campus, Kyushu University, Japan.


(1) Some web resources are announced at United Nations/Austria Symposium on Space Weather 18 - 21 September 2012, Graz, Austria 33 KB pdf, 2 pages, (click )

(2) IGRGEA LETTER N049 SEPTEMBER 2012 137 KB pdf, 4 pages, (click )

Webmaster Notes: Please discard this version of IGRGEA LETTER. Corrected version distributed in ISWI Newsletter Vol.4, Num.119.

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